For regulators to make the best use of food safety resources, they need to identify, assess and compare the risks posed by various contaminant/food combinations and prioritise opportunities for reducing risks through targeted food control initiatives. Reliable estimates of both the incidence of foodborne illness and its financial impact are essential for informing policy decisions in food safety. The previous (2005) New Zealand estimates of the cost of foodborne disease had a number of uncertainties and data limitations.
SIS - Estimating the economic cost of foodborne disease in New Zealand - January 2010
Food Safety, Food safety and suitability research, Campylobacter